Special Events

Zoo Brew

September 20, 2018

It’s a craft beer fest at the most unique venue in town – the Little Rock Zoo! Taste dozens of brews in your souvenir cup as you meet some new animal friends and listen to some great live music. Zoo Brew takes place in and around the pavilion and inside Cafe Africa and also features the best food trucks in central Arkansas serving up the hottest local cuisine (food sold separately)!

Boo at the Zoo

October 19 – 31, 2018

Arkansas’s largest Halloween festival features fun for everyone! There’s an Adult Night when guests trick-or-treat for fun libations and enjoy haunted attractions such as the Haunted Train, Haunted House, bounce houses, rides, games and other attractions. The general festival runs from Oct. 19 – 31. And of course the kiddos won’t be without candy! This event attracts 20,000 people annually to the Little Rock Zoo.

Wild Wines

Thank you to everyone who joined us this year for Wild Wines – one of central Arkansas’s premiere wine and culinary experiences. Each year, the Saturday night Grand Tasting offers tastings of high quality wine and food pairings from more than 50 of Little Rock’s best restaurants! Wild Wines also features a high-end Reserve Wine Room event the Friday before at Café Africa at the Little Rock Zoo with samples of top wines with food from some of the finest local restaurants. This year, the Wild Wines Grand Tasting featured live entertainment areas and several chances for animal encounters along the way! We hope you will join us next year for this festival of food and fun!

Craw’n for the Zoo

Craw’n for the Zoo is a family friendly crawfish and catfish event at the Little Rock Zoo! Craw’n for the Zoo features sustainable crawfish and catfish, live entertainment and games provided by Dave and Busters for the whole family to enjoy. Admission to the event also includes admission to the Zoo for the day of the event. Enjoy the Zoo before the event starts and then enjoy some of the best bugs and fish in town! All proceeds benefit the Arkansas Zoological Foundation to help grow and develop the Little Rock Zoo. To consume alcoholic beverages provided by Arkansas Craft Beer you must be at least 21 years of age and you will be asked to show ID. Seperate wristbands will be provided to gain entry into the special event area. VIP tables go fast, so keep an eye on this space for the announcement of next year’s event.